Democrats embrace Rick Scott as midterm boogeyman

Democrats are anointing a new boogeyman as they head into a historically tough midterm election: First-term GOP Sen. Rick Scott (Fla.).


Scott, who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), is emerging as a staple of Democrats’ midterm message, with the party eager to try to use a policy agenda he released earlier this year—which sparked tension among Senate Republicans — against his party.